ANTF Symposium: Birmingham City University: 28-29th March

This Symposium was terrific – thanks to everyone who made it so, with 90 colleagues attending and presenting, and really enjoying themselves.
I contributed  a short workshop on ‘Beyond the tyranny of learning outcomes?’ and the main slides I used are here: ANTF-2019-w.pptx (187 downloads)
A link to Sally Brown’s website from which you can link to her SEDA blog on VASCULAR learning outcomes is here: http://sally-brown.net/2019/03/08/invigorating-the-curriculum-with-vascular-learning-outcomes/
A link to the piece I mentioned by Robert Nelson is here: Robert-Nelson-THE-learning-outcomes-piece.docx (358 downloads)
I’ve now transcribed the great learning incomes from participants at my session, and they can be downloaded here: workshop-products-w.docx (120 downloads) .

(Postscript: sorry not to stay till the very end of the Symposium, but I got to the Sage, Gateshead in good time for the concert of Mozart’s 3rd Violin Concerto played to perfection by Thomas Zehetmair, who then conducted an exceptional performance of Bruckner’s 6th Symphony, all broadcast on Radio 3 – use BBC Sounds to catch up if you wish).

UCLAN: 7th March 2019

I enjoyed working today with colleagues from UCLAN School of Medicine and Dentistry again, this time on reinventing assessment. The main slides we used are here, including a link to a very convincing MOOC interview with Royce Sadler, adding a great deal to many of the things we were thinking about.  UCLAN-2019-3-w.pptx (163 downloads)
Thanks to getting a lift to the station, I got an earlier (comfortable) Glasgow train, and had 50 minutes at Carlisle where I enjoyed a bite of lunch, before getting the Newcastle train.

ANTF Writing Retreat: Cumberland Lodge: 17-18th January 2018

Sally and I had a great time working with a group of colleagues at the magnificent venue of Cumberland Lodge on 17th-18th January, on various writing projects they were involved in. We ran various sessions (we did not charge for these), but the main point was allowing colleagues to get on with their writing – and the feedback shows that they did indeed succeed with this. We took a selection of slides with us to support the sessions we ran, and all of these slides are here (but we only used some of them):  Cumberland-lodge-writing-residential-17-18-january-2019-W.pptx (206 downloads)

QMUL: 16th January 2019

Here are the main slides I used in our workshop today on Assessment and Feedback. Thanks for many great questions, and participating well in all the activities.  QMUL-Jan-19-ww.pptx (200 downloads)
Here also are one or two of the other downloads I mentioned in passing:  Phil-Race-THE-article-on-assessed-essays-Sept-18.docx (237 downloads)   Robert-Nelson-THE-learning-outcomes-piece.docx (358 downloads)   ukpsf-details-on-one-sheet-w.docx (240 downloads)

Cork Institute of Technology: 8th-9th January

Happy New Year to everyone.
Sally and I have had a great time at CIT these two days, along with Michelle Morgan and Kay Sambell, where we’ve run sessions on everything from student engagement, assessment and feedback, and HEA Fellowships. We’ve been made most welcome by everyone, and have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, and hope to be back soon. The slides and handout from my little session on ‘Looking After Yourself’ are here, and the products of the post-it exercise we did together.
CIT-2019-w.pptx (178 downloads)     Looking-After-Yourself.docx (168 downloads)
CIT-products-w.docx (154 downloads)
The first ten of the TACIT Quick Guides on various aspects of assessment and feedback, were launched at the event, written by Sally Brown, Kay Sambell and me, with more planned for later in 2019.